5 Must Visit Historical Spots in South Korea

South Korea s a beautiful country where you can find the perfect balance between modern and ancient culture. If you are planning to visit Korea then these historical places should be on your bucket list.

 

1. Bukchon Hanok Village

 

This beautiful village is situated n the heart of Seoul surrounded by two main palaces Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung. 

You can literally feel how Koreans used to live their life 600 years ago during the Joseon dynasty. If Stories to be believed this village was the residential area of high-ranking government officials, influential families & nobles. Nowadays, it is still a residential area but people stay quiet so when you’ll visit keep this in mind. 

 

2. Gyeongbokgung Palace

 

Gyeongbokgung Palace was the very first and largest palace built by King Taejo, the founder of the Joseon dynasty. This royal palace represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty and gives a brief insight into that era. We are confident enough that you have already seen this place in many historical k-Drams. At present it is one of the main tourist attraction spots also the Korean government has invested much time and effort into rebuilding, restoring, and maintaining the palace for future generations. Do visit whenever you get a chance of visiting Korea. 

 

3. Changdeokgung Palace Complex

 

Another famous tourist attraction is Changdeokgung Palace it was the second royal palace built following the construction of Gyeongbokgung Palace. According to the old saying, kings used to visit this place to take a rest as this palace s surrounded by a beautiful garden that boasts a gigantic tree which is approx 300 years old, a small pond, and a pavilion.

 

4. Hwaseong Fortress


 Hwaseong is a stone and brick fortress again built in the Joseon Dynasty which surrounds the center of Suwon City, of Gyeonggi-do Province. The walls were built in such a way that they formed defensive features, most of which are intact. These include observation towers, floodgates, command posts, firearm bastions, multiple arrow launcher towers,  angle towers,  beacon towers, secret gates, bastions, and bunkers. The Hwaseong Fortress has had a great influence on the development of Korean architecture as well.

 

5. Gyeongju Historic Areas

 

The Gyeongju is Historic Areas that contain a remarkable concentration of outstanding examples of Buddhist art in Korea, There you can see ancient sculptures,  pagodas, reliefs, and the few remnants of temples and palaces which shows the culture of the Silla dynasty. A beautiful place one can't miss out on.

The major divisions within the site are
  • The Mount Namsan Belt
  • The Wolseong Belt
  • The Tumuli Park Belt
  • Hwangnyongsa Belt
  • The Sanseong Fortress Belt

 

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